Meanwhile use at Weavers Cross

Streetdock to occupy premises in first ‘meanwhile use’ scheme at Weavers Cross

Transforming deliveries for a cleaner, greener Belfast City Centre

Streetdock is the first organisation to occupy one of the temporary sites at Weavers Cross in its ‘meanwhile use’ scheme.

This innovative meanwhile use initiative is the start of the reanimation of Weavers Cross, the wider area surrounding the new modern Belfast Grand Central Station currently under construction.

Located at St Andrew’s Square, just off Hope Street, Streetdock will utilise the space for their second micro-hub as a base for their delivery service using zero emission e-cargo bikes.

Operated by local entrepreneurs and supported by Belfast City Council, this innovative, zero emissions, ‘last mile delivery service’ will bring a step change in how deliveries are made across the city, helping to reduce congestion around the city and contributing to better quality

Duncan McAllister, Translink Head of Weavers Cross and Belfast Grand Central Station Programmes said, “We very much welcome Streetdock on board as the first organisation to capitalise on this significant meanwhile use opportunity.  Their smart, zero emission delivery bikes are very much in keeping with our own ambitions to transform transport across the city by decarbonising our business and attracting more people to use public transport to deliver a healthier, cleaner and more efficient city for everyone.

“Works on the new integrated transport hub is progressing well. This latest milestone marks the start of the revitalisation of the site around this important NI Executive transport led regeneration scheme.”

Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Tina Black said: “It’s so encouraging to see StreetDock expand their electric bike delivery service in this way after our initial support for their pilot project through the Department for Infrastructure’s Sustainable and Active Travel elements of the Department for Communities’ Covid-19 Revitalisation Programme Fund.

“StreetDock’s innovative service will make an important contribution to realising our Bolder Vision for a reimagined city centre – creating more vibrant, more connected and more accessible places that appeal to a wide range of people.

“I look forward to seeing many more businesses and organisations following StreetDock’s lead in helping to reduce car dominance, so that we can prioritise routes for walking, wheeling and cycling through the city centre, ease congestion and reduce air pollution.”

Ian Richardson, Co-Founder of Streetdock said “We are delighted to be working with Translink; being the first Weavers Cross meanwhile use business has given us the opportunity to open our first city centre micro-hub here at St Andrew’s Square. Streetdock is a smart network of cargo storage points and Zero Emission delivery bikes, and can help to transform city centres by removing virtually all courier vans from the streets, contributing significantly to improved air quality, reduced congestion and lower carbon emissions, an ambition shared by Translink.

‘‘We see Streetdock as a catalyst for how we change deliveries to city centre locations in terms of cost, efficiency, and impact on the environment. The last mile of a parcel’s journey accounts for 53%* of its cost due to the inefficiency of huge vans dropping only one or two parcels per stop. We reduced that cost by half and at the same time cut carbon emissions and harmful exhaust gas pollution to zero.

Our service will help meet Belfast’s target of becoming a cleaner, greener city, as well as assisting in relieving congestion on inner city roads.”

Streetdock’s expansion into the city centre hub will see an increase in opportunities with the company including potential employment and a number of engagement events with local communities and stakeholders.

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